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's decelerating, the speed is getting less. the energy has to go somewhere, so it goes into two primary places. it goes into heating up the column of air around the object, the bright streak you saw. it's hot around the meteor. the other is in a shock wave with a sonic boom people heard and the wave of shock through the atmosphere that blew out all those windows. that's what happened even before the objects went from being meteors and hitting the ground and became meteorites. >> you talk about that explosion and we showed people the concussion that the -- the force of that, throwing people back who were at the windows. why did it explode? >> normally most meteors that come in are not metallic, they're stony, so they wouldn't be totally stable coming into the earth's atmosphere so you transmit a huge amount of energy. this thing couldn't hang together and fell apart in the atmosphere, releasing all that energy. it's interesting to note on february 12, 1947, a very similar event happened in russia and in fact if there are stamp collectors, look at the stamps from russia from 1957, to commemorate
is also strange because he is obviously a great intellectual. but he knew he didn't have either the energy or, if you will, the pizazz of john paul ii, the media satisfy iy. but what he wad was very genuine. he is a month in love with god, and a very humble one. i noticed on the trip to the u.s., and you see the stadium filled, and john paul would enjoy those as much as an actor enjoys a big crowd, and benedict was a little bit almost embarrassed. but there was something beautiful and endear about that. >> there were missteps and miscues along the way. one of his first big speeches? germany, talk about islam, and that triggered a backlash and eventual paul from the vatican. what -- was his papacy overshadowed or damage bid this priest child sex abuse scandals ands to that tarnish his legacy? >> i don't think so. time will tell. you have to see that he came in at a very difficult time. i think you can certainly make the argument, the speech in germany was a one off. he certainly did have a serious question about islam and violence and how it came off in that speech was probably not the righ
is they're going to choose someone who has the energy to carry on. it's a tough job and you need a lot of strength for it. >> shepard: it is a tough job. you're talking about six billion people. from your reporting, do you have a sense there's a frontrunner? >> that's very hard to say. that's god's will, shep. i think there are a lost different cardinals in the works -- a lot of different cardinals in the work. the question is whether the italians in the conclave will choose an italian. sometimes it feels the church is run like an italian village. there's tension between the locals and people who come from around the world. i'm not sure who is the frontrunner. some people say italians, others say it's time for an african pope. there's always a divide. >> rachel, we'll watch for you as our viewers can at nytimes.com over fascinating times ahead. thanks. >> thanks for having me. >> shepard: the westminster kennel club has crowned the best in show. a funny looking pooch, really. don't tell him i said that. his name is banana joe. the pup is up next live. we always have here in studio b th
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